Date: Thursday, 08 February 2018

Good afternoon everyone and we trust you enjoyed an extra day off this week.

Well it’s not long now until the Vantage Windows and Doors Elite and U19 Track Nationals, including Para-Cycling, from 21 to 25 February. In fact tickets go on sale at ILT Stadium Southland from tomorrow.
Sessions will be held 10am and 6.00pm daily from Wednesday 21 to Sunday 25 February, with the final session at 2pm on the Sunday.

Spectator admission costs are:

Day sessions - 10am
$5 adults and children U16 free

Night sessions - 6pm
$20 - adults
$15 - students and senior citizens
Free  - child U16

$10 - adults per session
Free  - child U16

Adult concession tickets for all sessions $80 (available from Ticket Direct or ILT Stadium Southland)

Track Nationals Volunteers
We are seeking help from volunteers keen to assist with the Elite and Age Group Track Nationals – particularly during the day sessions at the upcoming Elite event – even if it’s just timing on a stopwatch we appreciate the help.

We promise it’s heaps of fun being right amongst the action and we will feed and water you with divine catering from our wonderful team around the corner.

The Elites run from Wednesday 21 to Sunday 25 February with 10am and 6.30pm sessions daily and a 10am and 2pm session on the final day.

Age Groups run from Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 March with sessions running 10am and 6pm daily and a 10am and 2pm session on the final day.

Please let me know if you can put your hand up to volunteer and what days/sessions you can help with thank you.

Team Shirts & Singlets for Nationals
I am now taking orders for the red team shirts and singles

Please email me your size from the following

Men’s Small, Medium etc – cost polo $36, tee $31, singlet $30

Women’s 8, 10, 12 etc polo $36 tee $31 (order in men’s unisex sizes above), singlet $30

Kids – specify year 12yrs, 14 yrs etc polo $31, tee $25, singlets above

Orders in the past have all been polo shirts and singlets, so the tee shirts are a new collarless option.

Make sure you get any orders for Elite’s to me by the end of this week please.

Road Racing
This Saturday is the Browns Handicap race followed by the grass racing at the Browns Sports Day. 10.45am, registration at Lorneville corner for 11.30am race start. Entries to or phone 217 4920 or reply through your Teamer invite. All U13, all U15s, and those U17s who don’t want to ride the senior race, can race from Rakahouka - just comment on your level on the Facebook post

Entry fee for grass racing is $15 – great prize money up for grabs  Check out the road calendar

Board Wanted for Under 19
Tait Somervell, aged 17, is coming down from Hamilton for the Elite and Under 19 Track Nationals. Is anyone able to offer him a room and get him to and from the venue. He is independent enough to manage his food and gear.

His mother is happy to remunerate for this if required. He flies down on Tuesday 20th and returns home on Monday 26th. Please let me know if you can help and I will put you in touch with his mother thank you.

Drug seminar
At the request of our coaches, we have organised an educator from DrugFree Sport NZ to present to Cycling Southland riders on Tuesday February 13 at 7pm. All riders (particularly junior members and their parents) who are intending to compete at the national championships this year – both road AND Track – are asked to attend this.

It will take about an hour and provide an invaluable insight into what substances are banned and how to manage prescribed medications, as well as an opportunity to ask questions.

Club racing will begin at 5pm that night and finish in time for the presentation at the velodrome (room TBC). If you are unable to attend, please provide the reasons to your coach, who will in turn pass on to the office to keep a record.

It is expected that all riders will attend this to ensure they are familiar with their responsibilities around drugs in sport.

Club Track Racing Night
Track racing on Feb 13 will run from 5pm to 6.45pm to allow riders to attend the DrugFree Sport seminar. Endurance Squad will run from 7-9pm next Tuesday night only.

Vital Signs Tour de Lakes
Don’t forget to get your entries in now entry form and details

Tour of Southland Winner
Our historian and memorabilia guru Julian Ineson is in the process of establishing the winners of the Tour of Southland King of the Mountains, Sprint Ace, Under 21/23 and first Southlander up Bluff Hill for the Kini Trophy.

It’s nearly complete, so any assistance would be much appreciated to fill in any gaps please. Let Julian know
Click here to view the document

All right, that is it from me and the team today, so back to Track Nationals preparation for us all today.
Take care and have a fabulous weekend – don’t forget to register for the Browns racing – another great day out for everyone!

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